August was an improvement over July as I managed a couple of sessions. Had the weather been more settled I might have
done more, but I was reasonably happy with what I managed. The work from the "Battle of Evesham re-enactment 2018" has
been uploaded to the site; the rest of the August work is part of an ongoing project and I hope to be able to upload that around of
middle of September.
I made some serious progress with the HTML5 conversion during the month with the result that as of the end
of the month 47 of the 115 collections on this site now use this version of HTML. For the moment I concentrating
mainly on the heritage property collections, although a couple of other items that I am expecting to require shortly were also converted.
will be going to Dorset during the month and I hope to be able to get to the Perrygrove Railway's autumn gala. I
am aware that I have some catching up to do for the year and I intend to try and do something about from this point onwards.
With regards to the ongoing HTML5 conversion, I have been giving the matter of which event collections to convert and which
could probably be discarded. A lot of the event collections contain 100 photographs or more and converting these is time-consuming.
Add to that the fact that I am constantly adding new events is likely to result in the gallery becoming somewhat bloated, so I am
currently considering the following procedures to implement over the next few months:
Events older than 2015 will be discarded rather
than converted (a couple of exceptions are likely to be made, mostly relating to one-off events). This would leave only
two event collections containing more than 100 photographs to be converted, but some photographs from the discarded collections may
be moved to other areas of the site.
A maximum of 4 or 5 collections relating to a particular event will only be held on
this site at any one time (not necessary consecutive events - I may choose to discard an event based on photograph quality rather
My current plan is to convert the top levels of this site to HTML5 at some point in either late 2018 or early 2019, at which
point those collections which I don't intend to convert will be removed from the site.